10th November 2015
For all those located in the DMV area, we’re excited to announce that our founder, Angélique Kidjo, will be performing at The Clarice in College Park, MD on Saturday, December 5th!
For more information and tickets, please visit the Clarice’s website.
16th October 2015
Attention all Batonga supporters and Angelique Kidjo fans in the New York area! We hope you will join us November 3rd for a unique evening and concert at ABC Carpet & Home. Click here to purchase tickets while there’s still time!
11th August 2015
On the margins of the Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship in Washington, D.C. this week, famed recording artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo visited IREX and spoke to a group of the 2015 Fellows. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship exchange of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). It is sponsored by the U.S. government and assisted in its implementation by IREX.
Ms. Kidjo is a passionate advocate for girls’ education and has made that a focus of her UNICEF Ambassadorship. Girls’ education was a focal point of her talk to the Mandela Washington Fellows as well; she said, “If you achieve education, you can transform your life.”
The West African singer also addressed social issues in Africa and encouraged the Fellows to be agents of change in their communities and around the world. She urged them to be social entrepreneurs and to run organizations that are sustainable and focus on the people. “Be bold, be creative, and move forward,” she said.
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